View Full Version : What MoBo would you get?

September 28th, 2007, 10:44 PM
Was going to get a new MoBo earlier in the week, but things came up and now I'm looking to order one tomorrow. Was between a $90 Abit and a $60 ECS, and everyone said go for the Abit.

I did a bit more research and found an Intel that was almost identical but $5 less.



I don't need it for ultra-hardcore graphics or super fast gaming, just need it for basic stuff while still maintaining speed and future upgradability (sweet--I made a new word!). MoBo I have now isn't too great and is going to be returned. Just need to install the new one first. I don't need the absolute best, just something much better than what I have now. I plan on keeping my CPU for quite a while (I have had zero problems so far with the D-series). Honestly, my only requirements are DDR2, SATA2 capable, and a full-speed PCI-E x16 slot. I'm not concerned with SLI or 1333 FSB or any of that.

Whatever I get, it will be installed with: Pentium D 940, 1 Gig DDR2, e-GeForce 7100GS, and 2 SATA 2's.

Suggestions on which of those is better? Thanks a bunch! I guess I don't need to order it right away due to no weekend shipping, but I would like to cross it off my to-do list rather soon.

September 29th, 2007, 12:17 AM
your Intel link didn't work

September 29th, 2007, 12:27 AM
Asus Striker Extreme (http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=397&model=1439&modelmenu=1) Is my pick (if i could afford it!)

September 29th, 2007, 12:50 AM
your Intel link didn't work

Sorry. Abit is the IL9 Pro model and Intel is the D945GPT (but TigerDirest has it listed as D945GTPL).

September 29th, 2007, 01:29 AM
Asus Striker Extreme (http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=397&model=1439&modelmenu=1) Is my pick (if i could afford it!)

Nooooooo, have you seen how unstable those things are?! Just search on Google for "Asus Striker problem" and see!

September 29th, 2007, 04:59 AM
Damn...just found out about the IB9 Board. Now I have to choose between the three of them :-)